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Resources for patients

We understand that preparing for your appointment can feel overwhelming. We're here to support you every step of the way. We hope the following information will help you feel more prepared and at ease.

  • All patients
    Your Medicare card, pension card and private health insurance details (if any) Details of all doctors involved in your care (including their addresses/contact details) Details of all the medications you take Test results - ie carotid doppler, CT scans, chest x-rays, echocardiogram
  • Patients referred for heart surgery
    A detailed referral from your Cardiologist Details of imaging you have, ie a disc or memory stick with the details of your cardiac catheterization/angiogram. If you don’t have a copy, we need to know where these tests were done so we can access them electronically or obtain a copy.
  • Patients referred for lung/thoracic surgery
    A detailed referral from your thoracic physician or GP Details of imaging you have had done either in the form of x-rays, a memory stick containing the images or details of where the imaging was done so we can access electronically.
  • Patients referred for pacemaker or defibrillator surgery
    A detailed referral from your Cardiologist or GP Report of your last device check (if applicable)

The patient journey


Following your consultation with one of our specialist doctors you will generally be on the path to surgery. 

 

If you are a “country” patient, to save multiple expensive trips to Sydney, we try and organise a ‘”one-stop shop” so that you come to Sydney, see the specialist, and then have your pre-admission tests, followed by surgery, all in one trip.

  • All patients
    Your Medicare card, pension card and private health insurance details (if any) Details of all doctors involved in your care (including their addresses/contact details) Details of all the medications you take Test results - ie carotid doppler, CT scans, chest x-rays, echocardiogram
  • Patients referred for heart surgery
    A detailed referral from your Cardiologist Details of imaging you have, ie a disc or memory stick with the details of your cardiac catheterization/angiogram. If you don’t have a copy, we need to know where these tests were done so we can access them electronically or obtain a copy.
  • Patients referred for lung/thoracic surgery
    A detailed referral from your thoracic physician or GP Details of imaging you have had done either in the form of x-rays, a memory stick containing the images or details of where the imaging was done so we can access electronically.
  • Patients referred for pacemaker or defibrillator surgery
    A detailed referral from your Cardiologist or GP Report of your last device check (if applicable)

Any questions?

We are always happy to help.

We have tried to provide basic information for our patients on this site. If you have a specific query, contact us and we will do our best to give you an answer.

 

You may have an unusual medical issue that we have not covered, but we will try and help, or at least point you in the right direction.

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Cardiothoracic specialists based in Sydney, Australia 

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